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Bernie Sanders Gains Popularity with Plans for Prison & Drug War Reform

Bernie Sanders Announces Plans for Prison & Drug War Reform

Bernie Sanders’ approval rating is rising, thanks in no small part to his platforms to outlaw for-profit prisons and reform drug laws nationwide, ending the racial and judicial injustice of the decades-long War on Drugs.

At a campaign rally in Nevada Tuesday, Sanders addressed a crowd of more than 4,000 supporters about the relation between private prisons and drug law reform.

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Florida SWAT Deputy Guns Down Unarmed Man in Marijuana Raid

Florida SWAT Deputy Guns Down Unarmed Man in Marijuana Raid

A Florida SWAT team deputy shot and killed an unarmed, 26-year-old man in a marijuana raid Tuesday morning. No weapons were found in the residence, but police are quick to say they did find 9 ounces of marijuana, a scale, a few pipes, plastic bags, and about $3,000 in cash — which makes shooting an unarmed man in the face and killing him a little bit better, right?

Derek Cruice, 26, is now the tenth person to die in domestic drug law enforcement operations thus far in 2015. This is decidedly not a good track record.

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Bill Maher Tells Kids How to Experiment with Pot: 'Be White'

Bill Maher Tells Kids How to Experiment with Pot: 'Be White'

While Bill Maher showing support for marijuana legalization is nothing new, his latest segment “Weed the People” does an eloquent job of summarizing the most recent arguments and calling out politicians both republican and democrat for their hypocrisies. He fits in a few jokes, too.

Since potential GOP presidential candidates Jeb Bush and Ted Cruz both recently admitted to smoking pot in their ‘misguided youths’ at fucking prep schools, Maher breaches one of his favorite subjects again.

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Houston Police Chief Calls War on Drugs 'A Miserable Failure'

Houston Police Chief Calls War on Drugs 'A Miserable Failure'

Houston Police Chief Charles McClelland called the war on drugs “a miserable failure” in a radio interview Friday and acknowledged that it has disproportionately hurt “young minority men.”

The interview was with Dean Becker for his radio program “Cultural Baggage” on KPFT 90.1 FM in Houston. Becker is also a speaker for the marijuana legalization group Law Enforcement Against Prohibition. He applauded McClelland for moving away from “the old law enforcement paradigm on drugs,” telling the Houston Press that McClelland “wants to end the war on drugs, too.”